We’re almost halfway through 2020 and so far, it seems like everything is falling apart. After all, the mainstream and alternative media alike are virtually only telling us about everything that’s going seemingly wrong in the world.
People are simply exhausted, traumatized, and fed up with the constant fear being thrown at them. When they are not told to be afraid, very afraid, they are told to get mad…mad as well. This is a problem.
Enter: Uplift Guide.
While there are a few (but not many) news sites focused on uplifting and positive news and stories, none of them capture what is going on in the world with the conscious lens that Uplift Guide does. The world is changing. Humanity is evolving, and more people need to hear about it. Thankfully, that story is finally being told.
Not only that, unlike the other similar sites out there, Uplift Guide has a broader horizon. There are amazing discoveries being made on Earth and beyond, which is something other “good news” sites don’t really shine a light on.
The Problem With Mainstream and Alternative News
As Lifehacker points out, negativity bias is us looking out for negative news that gets at our reptilian brain, the most primitive part of our brains, associated with fight or flight. We see “bad” news as something that threatens our survival, which is why it hangs around in our minds for longer and why we get addicted to it.
Unfortunately, it makes us feel like the world is falling apart, even though it isn’t…at least not in the way we think it is. It just feels like it is.
News sites know about this psychological mechanism, and take advantage of it to get more clicks, without regard for your mental well-being. While they may say that they just want to “spread awareness” of the “truth” it doesn’t mean it’s healthy to be solely focused on the darkness. There must always be a balance. Otherwise, disharmony will arise, causing negative consequences. In the case of negative news, anxiety, stress, depression, anger, trauma, and other issues can cause long-lasting negative effects on us.
A psychologist name Dr. Graham Davey explained the following:
Negative news can significantly change an individual’s mood—especially if there is a tendency in the news broadcasts to emphasize suffering and also the emotional components of the story. In particular… negative news can affect your own personal worries. Viewing negative news means that you’re likely to see your own personal worries as more threatening and severe, and when you do start worrying about them, you’re more likely to find your worry difficult to control and more distressing than it would normally be.
You also start losing compassion for others and the world. This is called compassion fatigue and is when to have less and less compassion due to secondary traumatic stress. While you probably are not experiencing trauma firsthand when you’re looking at the news, the disturbing details you are exposing yourself to become real within your mind.
It’s so easy to get a constant IV drip feed of horror today by looking at any of the millions of news sites out there. Constant tragedy is what you are exposed to. This is not healthy. Over time, you will start caring less and less about what is happening to people around you, including people caught up in tragedies. You begin rationalizing this lack of compassion on the new belief that this is simply how the world is..where most things that happen are bad. You become unwilling to act because what good will that do?
However, the more people who think that way, the less of a chance there will be for anything to get better, ever. This sort of compassion fatigue can then spill over into your personal life, turning you into a friend nobody wants to be around.
I started Uplift Guide to help restore the balance in the perception of Reality. Right now, there is a grossly skewed perspective being shown to humanity through the news…a picture of a world that is overall doing really bad, where humanity is fighting itself nonstop and doing nothing but damaging the environment.
This is not to say that there aren’t real issues facing humanity and environment. Yes, there is a great deal of shadow aspects being brought to the surface, out of the collective unconscious. However, the key is to see the wider horizon of the truth, so that we don’t fall prey to having narrow reality tunnels that are only showing part of the big picture.
So, head over to Uplift Guide and check out all the uplifting and amazing things happening in the world! You can also submit anything you come across that is inspiring, uplifting, positive, amazing, or incredible. Heartwarming stories and scientific discoveries alike are all things that can help restore the balance in perception that is so needed right now.